“Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t make it. As long as your constantly perfecting your craft & making a name for your self, you’re bound to make something happen.”
Check out the interview with Philthy Money exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
SKILLY: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
P.M: I was in my senior year of high school and I was going to a music-based school called Studio4. At the time I wasn’t really focused on music. I was really just trynna finish my last year of school. One day I was walking past one of the studios and I heard people in there but I wasn’t gonna go in until I heard this dude tell me “get in here check this out”. I go in there I’m listening and thinking to myself this is dope. Then everybody left out the studio. He was like “what’s good bro my name Zeakey you think you can write to this”. I said “Let’s see” so I wrote up a couple verses and every since then I’ve been doing music. That 10 minutes changed my life forever and now I know my purpose. My brother Zeakey made that possible and for that, I’ll always appreciate him. If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t have even thought about doing music or believed in myself hard enough like I should have to make it happen but from that day forward, he stayed pushing me. Then I told my pops and he was like “let’s start this music stuff back up then”. So that’s what we did and not to mention all of my family does music and my dad is a rapper so it runs in my blood I guess you can say.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
My biggest piece of advice to the young artist is to go hard for this if it’s what you really want! Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t make it. As long as your constantly perfecting your craft & making a name for your self, you’re bound to make something happen. Never give up!
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
In all honesty, I don’t really get any besides having patience & making radio versions.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Social media is the best way to promote & advertise really anything! So for music, I think social media is the best and most consistent way to promote your music & obviously doing the footwork.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I’ll tell you about the twin cities Minneapolis/St. Paul. I love where I’m from and wouldn’t want it any other way. The music scene here is cool & there is a lot of talent and even that’s an understatement. Problem is no one wants to come together to put Minnesota on and get heard. People are too busy beefing, dissing & killing each other to see the bigger picture. The fans just support the famous artist more than the local artists and I guess that’s expected.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Honestly, I could tell you a million things but I don’t know. Anything can happen, life is unpredictable and things can change in 1 second so I take it one day at a time. Now what I want and hope for that’s different. I hope I’m living life in Cali in the hills somewhere with my family doing what I love.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspirations were Tupac & Lil Wayne. Growing up I would always have to listen to Tupac because that’s what my parents listened to and I loved his work because it was real and as I got older I could relate more & more every day. Now Wayne, he’s just metaphorically the best rapper ever to me. His craft is like no other and for that, he’s always been my favorite rapper and always will be. His versatility is a major reason why I look up to him and that’s because as an artist I want to be as versatile as can be because with that you’ll go so far in your career. Especially in our day and age.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
A lot of it is trash. But at the end of the day as long as the fans like it what I say don’t matter. Plus I’m not a hater I want to see everyone eat but I’ve been patient and humble for too long! I ’m not waiting my turn anymore, I’m taking it!!!
Thanks! Where can we contact you and find you online?
SoundCloud- King Philthy
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